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Don?t be a puppet

Non-Alignment has proved fruitful, especially for Third World countries, since it has enabled them to achieve economic independence.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 04:18 IST

Don’t be a puppet

Non-Alignment has proved fruitful, especially for Third World countries, since it has enabled them to achieve economic independence. But India’s role in Nam during the past few years has been disappointing. India should follow an independent foreign policy rather than become a puppet in the hands of the US.

Saad Ullah Khan
Aligarh

Bad track record

Apropos of the report Lalu makes tracks to IIM-A (September 19), it is strange how Lalu Prasad Yadav is being projected as a management guru these days. It is as if thousands of railway officers have had no role in putting Indian Railways back on track. If Lalu were indeed a management guru, he would have made Bihar a world class state in the 15 years that he was in control. But he pushed the state back by at least 50 years.

LR Sabharwal
via e-mail

II

Lalu Yadav is street smart. What he said at IIM — reduce costs, stop wastage, increase efficiency — was common sense. It is a formula that, in fact, needs to be applied to the entire country. But what is important to note is that he started performing only after he was kicked out of Bihar politics. If the people had not acted against him, he would still have been bleeding Bihar.

Beena Pandya
Gurgaon

Civic sense

The MCD’s sealing drive has become a mockery. Whenever the Supreme Court orders it, the government brings out a notification against it. Again, the court overrules the notification and orders that the sealings be continued. The government should abide by the court orders.

SNM Kopparty
Delhi

Stop terror

India’s policy on Pakistan is confused. Despite bomb blasts, we continue to talk. But terror never stops.

Himanshu Kumar
Delhi

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